Henllan Mill

Summer school of painting and drawing

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About the Course

Henllan Mill School of Painting and Drawing, run summer courses at Llangynyw, in the beautiful Welsh countryside near Welshpool in the county of Powys.


About us:
Jenny Nimmo is a prize-winning author who has written over 50 books for children and is currently working on the 12th book in her ‘Children of the Red King’ series.
David Wynn Millward is a painter, print maker and sculptor, He Studied Art at the Royal Academy Schools and Art Teaching at Goldsmiths College, London University.

What we need to know about you:
We cannot accommodate those with special dietary needs unless, we are forewarned. All food, save what we grow here, has to be purchased before a course begins, in local towns. Advance notice is essential. Regarding your own work, it is helpful to know what you want from a course and to see what your work is like. Please bring examples of work, originals or photos, and sketchbooks, if you can.

Subjects for painting: This is a very small holding but has varied terrain within a compact area. The river cuts through the holding and when low is easily accessible. On either side are woods and two wild fields. The garden and buildings present close views while from the garden and studios, you have landscapes of wooded hills and fields. Two ponds for wildlife also give still water for painting reflections. In the yard, there are old walls, sheds, heaps of wood with flowers and weeds growing through them and, of course, chickens and one or two cats.




The studios contain props for still life. If you want to leave the mill land, you must ask the farmer to avoid any problems e.g a bull.

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The Schedule:
Breakfast: Fruit-juice, cereals, toast & marmalade/jam/honey and tea/coffee/herbal.
Non-residents Arrive
We meet in the studio for a lesson/demonstration. When the model is here, this is when the life drawing begins.
Coffee/tea break, Followed by more teaching for Beginners.
Lunch may be later as I pick salad fresh from the garden.
Menu varies e.g.: Bread / Soup / meats / vegetarian rissoles / nut roast / cheeses / pickles / chutney / salad / followed by cake and tea / coffee / herbal.
After Lunch, beginners will have another lesson. Experienced painters will be doing their own projects. I walk round looking at what is being done and giving my response. I sometimes do a painting to demonstrate how I work when tackling water for instance.
Tea Break. Self serve in the cottage Kitchen.
Drinks before supper. We offer you wine or soft drinks with nuts/Bombay mix. If you intend to drink wine, a contribution to the kitty of a bottle is always appreciated.
Supper. Menu varies e.g.: Sunday: Roast Gammon, potatoes, ratatouille, greens, followed by fruit salad & ice cream.


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